Char-Koosta News (Pablo, Mont.) 1985-current, August 25, 1987, Image 4

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Places to go, things to do Summer's end pow wow at Jocko River TONIGHT The Jocko River Youth Camp will mark the end of its first year of cul­ tural instruction for Reservation kids tonight — August 25. There will be a dinner and pow wow beginning around 5 p.m. for everyone to join in (especially the parents of the many kids that have camped there this year). The camp can be found by taking the dirt road by the old Jocko Store , then look for signs. Montana cultural congress “Sweet Grass and Bitter Root — Montana’s Cultural Renaissance in Hard Times” is the theme of Montana’s Cultural Congress scheduled in Billings Sept. 12-14 at the Sheraton. This statewide conference will gather artists, writers and thinkers to celebrate the richness of our state’s cul­ tural heritage and suggest to the Mon­ tana State Library, the Montana Committee for the Humanities and the Montana Arts Council how their re­ sources should be directed in economic hard times. Ivan Doig and William Kittredge, Montana natives and nationally known authors, will speak on Montana’s cul­ tural renaissance. Other speakers in­ clude Governor Ted Schwinden, Con­ gressman Pat Williams, and Charlotta Kotick, curator of contemporary art at the Brooklyn Museum and curator of the Third Western States Exhibition fea­ tured at the Yellowstone Arts Center in Billings. Charles Kuralt, broadcast jour­ nalist, has been invited, too. Participants will have a chance to dis­ cuss presentations, formulate resolu­ tions and advise the sponsoring agen­ cies on the future development of the arts, humanities and library services in Montana. A small registration fee ($30 before Sept. 1 , or $45 thereafter) covers the cost of all conference materials and three meals at the Sheraton. The cultural congress will conclude on Monday, Sept. 14, with several tech­ nical workshops. Topics include “Grant Applications and Resources”, “Cultural Tourism”, “Desktop Publishing”, “Challenge Grants for Endowment Development”, “Creating the Centen­ nial”, and “Marketing for the Artist”. These workshops are free-of-charge and open to the public. Pre-registration is required, however. For details, contact Cultural Congress coordinator Monique Mandali, at 2223 Lewis Ave., Billings, MT 59102. Miss Indian USA being sought Indian women between the ages of 18 and 26 are being encouraged to compete for the title of Miss Indian USA and over $60,000 in prizes in Washington, D.C., this fall. The sponsoring organization, the American Indian Heritage Foundation, is also looking for 12 younger women (ages 16 and 17) to serve as junior host­ esses during the pageant. For details and applications, call or write the AIHF at 6051 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044 (703/237- 7500). The deadline to ask for applications is Sept. 1,1987. Elders’* conference at U of M The 1987 Governor’s Conference on Aging is scheduled for Sept. 9-11 at the University of Montana campus in Mis­ soula. This year’s theme is, “Aging: It’s a Family Affair”, and activities include a variety of athletic events; films; tours of the campus and the town; social doings; and workshops (on taxes, Medicare, nursing homes, the law and seniors, continuing education, and employment issues). Congressional delegates John Mel- cher and Pat Williams are scheduled to speak, too. Registration costs $30. For complete details, call 1-800-332-2272. (*Note: The conference, while on the subject of older people, is open to all interested people.) Spiritual gathering at MSP A group called the “Prayer Warriors” at the state prison in Deer Lodge is having a two-day spiritual gathering there Sept. 12 and 13. Outside guests will be allowed to attend part of the event, but only if they sign up early enough. Interested spiritual groups should contact Merle Left Hand Bull immediately at 700 Conley Lake Rd., Deer Lodge, MT 59722. Another one in Walla Walla The Confederated Indian Tribes, an inmate group at the Washington State Penitentiary, is sponsoring a one-day spiritual gathering there Sept. 19. Elders and spiritual leaders who’d like to attend the event need to contact the organizers beforehand with their names, birthdates and Social Security numbers for clear­ ance reasons. Write Kermit Redeagle- Belgarde, #905798, P. O. Box 520— 8- B-16 (WSP), Walla Walla, WA 99362- 0520. Donations to help with expenses are also needed. Send these to Attorney Mary Linda Pearson, 1603 9th Ave. — #1, Lewiston, ID 83501, and specify that the money is for the Sept. 19 gather­ ing. AND ELSEWHERE IN INDIAN COUNTRY. .... AUG. 28 - SEPT. 7: American Indian Culture Festival and Pow Wow Oregon State Fair — Salem, OR. Tepee village, exhibits, performances, lectures, demonstrations, arts/crafts, competition dancing. For more information, write: Festival, 454 State Capi­ tol, Salem, OR 97310. SEPT. 29-30: Rosebud Pow Wow and Rodeo; Rosebud Reservation, South Da­ kota. SEPT. 4-6: Numaga Indian Days Celebra­ tion; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Reno, Nevada. Contest dancing, Little Princess contest; arts/crafts, food; all drums welcome and will be paid. For more information, call Linda Johnson at 702/329-2936. SEPT. 4-6: 5th annual Labor Day Classic Pow Wow; Goodstoney Rodeo Arena, Mor- ley, Alberta (Canada). Details: 403/881- 3937 or 881-3939. ...................................August 25,1987 CSKT's Char-Koosta News, Pablo, MT Page 4

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